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Dominion National Donates Dental Care Kits for Children to Clinics and Health Departments in Mid-Atlantic

by Lauren Oakley | Feb 20, 2017
Arlington, Va. – Dominion National, a leading dental insurer and administrator of dental and vision benefits, is donating dental care kits for children to clinics and health departments throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The kits, provided in conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month, include toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss and fun oral health facts.

“Encouraging good dental health habits at an early age can make a big difference in a child’s overall health,” said Dominion National President Mike Davis. “We are pleased to continue our work to support local organizations in the communities we serve to help address the need for preventive pediatric dental care.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions among children in the United States. About 1 in 5 children between the ages of 5 and 11 have at least one untreated cavity. In addition to causing pain, untreated tooth decay can cause infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing and learning.

Dominion is donating dental health kits to organizations in four states, including:
  • Delaware
    • State of Delaware’s First Smile Delaware Program
  • Maryland
    • Baltimore City Department of Social Services’ Making All The Children Healthy (MATCH) Program
    • Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
    • Prince George's County Health Department
    • State of Maryland Early Childhood Comprehensive System (ECCS) Initiative
  • Pennsylvania
    • Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Ambulatory Health Division
  • Virginia
    • Arlington Free Clinic Oral Health Program
    • City of Alexandria Child Assessment & Treatment Center for Health (CATCH)
    • Richmond City Health District Health Education Program
    • Norfolk Department of Public Health’s Pediatric Clinic
About Dominion National:
Dominion National, incorporated in 1996, is an agile and innovative provider and administrator of dental and vision1 benefits. Dominion serves over 850,000 members, including leading health plans, employer groups, municipalities, associations and individuals among its diverse client base. Dominion National is a trade name of Dominion Dental Services, Inc.